With “Eve,” Rapsody gains traction in the best rapper debate
NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a...
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2019. There are 126 days left in the year.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 7-13
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 7-13:
July 7: Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 92. Drummer Ringo Starr is 79. Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is 76. Actor Joe Spano is...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 1-7
July 1: Actress Olivia de Havilland is 102. Actress Leslie Caron is 87. Actor Jamie Farr is 84. Actress Jean Marsh ("Upstairs, Downstairs") is 84. Actor David Prowse ("Star Wars" films) is 83. Dancer Twyla Tharp is 77. Actress Genevieve Bujold is 76. Singer Deborah Harry of Blondie is 73. Actor Trevor Eve is 67. Singer Fred Schneider of The B-52's is 67. Singer Victor Willis of the Village People is 67. Actor Dan Aykroyd is 66. Actress Lorna Patterson ("Airplane!") is 62. Actor Alan Ruck ("Spin...
Moschino hosts a big top bash for circus-themed resort show
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Leave it to Jeremy Scott to make the circus couture.
The Moschino designer known for his whimsical collections and theatrical flair threw a big top bash Friday complete with circus performers and a Ferris wheel for the brand's women's resort and menswear collections.
"There is like a muscleman lubed up!" said actress Jamie King, eyeing a pre-show performer in animal print briefs. "It's very Moschino."
Ashanti believes branding is crucial for artists
Stars sparkle at iHeartRadio Music Awards
Grammy Awards serve up white roses and more subdued fashion
NEW YORK (AP) — The fashion accessory of the Grammy Awards: A single white rose, either pinned or conveniently left with a long stem for red carpet vamping.
Cold weather a boon for TV’s New Year’s celebrations
NEW YORK (AP) — The cold weather proved a boon for television celebrations of the New Year.
More than 25 million people tuned in to see Ryan Seacrest ring in 2018 from a frigid Times Square, the biggest audience for ABC's venerable "New Year's Rockin' Eve" since at least 1991, the Nielsen company said. CNN and Fox also set standards for their celebratory coverage that night.
2017: A year filled with entertaining drama
Overall, the year of 2017 has been one in which the truth was indeed stranger than fiction, and the world of entertainment followed suit. Here’s a summary of the highlights and low-lights of the eventful and often bizarre year that was.
T.I.’s Christmas gift to single mothers: A helping hand
T.I. helps mothers with last-minute Christmas shopping
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. spent Christmas Eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts.
In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday and called for all single mothers present to follow him. He strolled through the store alongside several mothers, went to the cash register with them and then paid for their Christmas presents.
Video: Trans-Siberian Orchestra delivers annual Christmas spectacle to Pittsburgh
As expected, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra delivered the holiday gifts.
The biggest and most popular Christmas tour unloaded a pair of performances on Friday at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena and fans got everything on their wish lists.
The combination rock band and orchestra drew from their compilation album "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More" to fill both the afternoon and evening shows.
Make merry, get married at Greensburg Country Club New Year’s Eve party
Several years ago, Jim Pring, ordained minister and deejay, joined three couples in marriage on New Years' Eve, part of a country club party where he was both entertainer and officiant.
On Dec. 31, he hopes to do it again, this time at the Greensburg Country Club's New Year's Eve party.
Pring, 58, of Warren, Pa., says the public ceremony "was really cool."
"When I pronounced them man and wife, there was a roar in the room that could have silenced (a) Pittsburgh Steelers (crowd)," Pring says.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra an integral part of the holiday season
On April, Trans-Siberian Orchestra as fans have known it, changed forever.
That was the day Paul O'Neill, the founder of the combination progressive rock band and orchestra, passed away from an accidental reaction to prescribed medications he'd been taking. As the main songwriter and the man who developed the stories and concepts behind each album from TSO, the group's future was altered with O'Neill's passing.
What to watch this week: Christmas carols and culinary competitions
What is it about Christmas that makes everyone want to sing?
It might have something to do with all those carols that follow us around from store to store, lobby to lobby, elevator to elevator, radio station to radio station, waiting room to waiting room … no matter where we end up, the Christmas carols haunt us from about the day after Thanksgiving until New Year’s Eve.
Maybe that’s why celebs line up for their turn at the televised mic this time of year.
‘Dreams do pay off:’ Black women cheer royal engagement
For some black women, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement was something more. One of the world's most eligible bachelors has chosen someone who looks like them and grew up like them.
It's the kind of storybook plot twist they don't always experience.
TSO’s annual return tops season’s shows: 2017 holiday concerts guide
TSO's annual return tops season's shows: 2017 holiday concerts guide
CLEVELAND, Ohio – It's time to unwrap the 2017 holiday concert season, which includes everything from pop to classical to the "usual suspect'' of the rock opera extravaganza of the Trans-Siberian Ochestra.
8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Quicken Loans Arena.
$75 to $355: Discount Drug Mart locations, theqarena.com or 1-888-894-9424.
‘The Talk’ unveils singer and actress Eve as new host
NEW YORK (AP) — Musician and actress Eve has been unveiled as a new permanent host of CBS' "The Talk," joining Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.
Eve, whose full name is Eve Jeffers Cooper, replaces Aisha Tyler on the show. The Grammy winner is best known for her hit "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," a duet with Gwen Stefani, her TV sitcom "Eve" and appearances in the "Barbershop" films.
Greater Huntington Wall of Fame welcomes four new inductees
HUNTINGTON — Hundreds of family members, friends and area residents gathered Thursday evening at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena to show their appreciation for the City of Huntington Foundation Inc.'s four new Greater Huntington Wall of Fame inductees.
Following a reception and dinner, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams presented awards to Jack W. Cook, Terry Deppner Hardin, J. Mark McVey and the late Neal B. "Whitey" Wilson, who died in 1993 and was represented by a family member.
Five years after its original release, Blake Shelton’s Cheers, It’s Christmas. is back in a new edition that includes a new album cover and three new songs.
In addition to existing collaborations with Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble, the 2017 version of the record adds “Two Step Round the Christmas Tree” and “Christmas Eve” to the set, as well as “Savior’s Shadow,” which originally appeared on Blake’s If I’m Honest album.
Day in History: Judge Gates to head Mayo Memorial Association
1992 – 25 years ago
• A rural Preston woman, recently crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way in ceremonies at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, will now pose as an artist will began carving her likeness out of butter.
• The scores of Minnesota high school students who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test last year were the highest in 10 years, but fewer students took the test than ever before in the state.
Noriega, US ally turned target, dies after decades in jail
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Manuel Noriega had become a problem. At least that's the way it looked from Washington.
For years, the Panamanian military man had been a close and sometimes clandestine ally of U.S. governments as he rose to power in a country defined by a U.S. strategic asset, the Panama Canal, and in a region where America was fighting a series of proxy wars against Soviet allies.
Symphony celebrates ‘three Bs of classical music’ in 2017-18 season
In the fall of 2007, a newly refurbished Fox Theater opened its doors to the public. The 1931 art deco gem, formally called the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, since has served as the permanent home of the Spokane Symphony and has hosted performances by Tony Bennett, Thomas Hampson, Pink Martini, Zuill Bailey and many more.
Saturday, Christmas Eve
Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: Christmas Eve candlelight worship services are at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. A Christmas Eve candlelight vigil is at 11 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W.: Christmas Eve services at 5 and 10 p.m. include Christmas carols and candle lighting. The service at 5 features a children’s time, and the service at 10, Communion and choir music. Everyone is welcome to join as the birth of Jesus is celebrated.
Bridgeport orchestra celebrates ’Christmas Eve in Paris”
The Greater Bridgeport Orchestra intends to transport audiences to Paris for the holidays in setting and spirit.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra to perform in SLC Nov. 22
Last year at this time, Paul O’Neill, founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, was already looking forward to the combination rock band/orchestra’s 2016 Christmas tour.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the album that not only put TSO on the musical map, but established the group as a mainstay during the holiday season and set the stage for TSO to grow into what is now the most successful annual touring act during the Christmas season.
Third man in Detroit musician’s slaying sentenced to prison
DETROIT (AP) — A third man charged in the fatal carjacking and shooting of a Detroit musician who was killed after performing at a Christmas Eve church service is heading to prison.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Devan Williams was sentenced Wednesday to 11 to 40 years for second-degree murder. He also was sentenced to an additional two years in prison for a gun charge.
DETROIT (AP) — A third man charged in the fatal carjacking and shooting of a Detroit musician who was killed after performing at a Christmas Eve church service is awaiting his punishment.
Devan Williams pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and a gun charge in the case as his trial was ongoing in Wayne County Circuit Court. Sentencing is Aug. 24.
Also Thursday, Charles Cox was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of...
Like any brutally hot day in Florida, crowds of people sit outside in the sweltering heat going about their day… The only thing different about yesterday evening was that the crowds of people were in line, waiting for Gwen Stefani and Eve to perform.
As a child of the 90s, I was secretly (okay, not so secretly) hoping that Gwen played as many No Doubt (her original band) songs as possible. Thankfully, I was not the only...